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Sample iPOLL here, but there are more than 2,200 questions on Smoking since 1937!

Smoking In Public Places

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Should smoking in all public places be made totally illegal, or not?
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2013]




Should smoking in all public places be made totally illegal, or not?
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2011]




What is your opinion regarding smoking in public places? In...restaurants should they set aside certain areas, should they totally ban smoking, or should there be no restrictions on smoking?
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2010]



Regulation Of Tobacco Products

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How much if anything, have you heard about each of the following? Have you heard a lot, a little or nothing at all?...The federal Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new graphic warning labels for cigarette packs in the US (United States)
Pew Weekly News Interest Index Poll, [Nov, 2010]




Do you approve or disapprove of a new law that gives the federal government power to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products?
Gallup Poll, [Jun, 2009]




Do you approve or disapprove of a new law that gives the federal government power to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products?
Gallup Poll, [Jun, 2009]



Youth and Smoking

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(Thinking about the type of things that create problems for a child's growth and development...How serious do you believe that each of the following challenges are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each challenge is very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.)...Health risks posed by smoking, drug or alcohol use
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




Which of the following medical conditions do you think (child's name) is at risk for developing during his/her lifetime? (Please check all that apply)...Diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obesity, anorexia/bulimia, depression, addiction to nicotine/smoking, addiction to alcohol or other drugs, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection (for example, gonorrhea, genital warts, herpes or syphilis)
%
27     Diabetes
25     Cancer
21     Heart disease
22     Obesity
2     Anorexia/bulimia
35     Depression
8     Addiction to nicotine/smoking
14     Addiction to alcohol or other drugs
2     HIV/AIDS
10     Sexually transmitted infection (for example, gonorrhea, genital warts, herpes or syphilis)
8     Refused/No response
CASA 2010 Adolescent Substance Use Survey, [Nov, 2010]




(To what extent is each of the following a source of stress or anxiety for your high-school-age child?...Not at all stressful, a little stressful, somewhat stressful, very stressful)...Pressure to smoke
CASA 2010 Adolescent Substance Use Survey, [Nov, 2010]



Cigarette/Tobacco Taxes

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(To what extent are you in favor of the following policy initiatives to reduce substance use among young people?...Not at all, a little, somewhat, very much)...Increase cigarette taxes to raise the cost of smoking
CASA 2010 Adolescent Substance Use Survey, [Nov, 2010]




It has been proposed that getting a tan at a tanning salon should be taxed, similar to the taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. Is taxing tanning at a salon a good idea?
60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll, [Aug, 2010]




(As you may have heard, virtually all states are currently facing severe budget deficits. I am going to read you a list of proposals that have been suggested as ways to address the state budget deficit. After I read each one, please tell me if you favor or oppose that proposal.)...Increase the state tobacco tax...Do you favor or oppose that proposal? (If Favor/Oppose, ask:) Do you favor/oppose that proposal strongly or not so strongly?
Sample: National registered voters
State Tobacco Taxes Survey, [Jan, 2010]



Smoking Harmful To Health/Causes Diseases

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(For each item I name, please tell me how serious a public health problem you think it is in this country--extremely serious, very serious, somewhat serious, or less serious than that.)...Cigarette smoking
Note: Asked of Form 2 half sample
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Poll, [Oct, 2013]




(Thinking about the type of things that create problems for a child's growth and development...How serious do you believe that each of the following challenges are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each challenge is very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.)...Health risks posed by smoking, drug or alcohol use
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




In general, how harmful do you feel second-hand smoke is to adults--very harmful, somewhat harmful, not too harmful, or not at all harmful?
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2013]



Smoking Addictive

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Do you consider yourself addicted to cigarettes or not?
Note: Asked of smokers (19%)
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2013]




Do you consider yourself addicted to cigarettes or not?
Note: Asked of smokers (20%)
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2012]




Do you consider yourself addicted to cigarettes or not?
Note: Asked of those who have smoked any cigarettes in the past week (22%)
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2011]



How Many Cigarettes Smoke Per Day

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About how many cigarettes do you smoke each day?
Note: Asked of smokers (19%)
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2013]




About how many cigarettes do you smoke each day?
Note: Asked of smokers (20%)
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2012]




About how many cigarettes do you smoke each day?
%
3     None
27     Less than half a pack
34     Half a pack
3     More than half a pack but less than a pack
24     One pack
4     One and a half packs
1     Two packs
1     Three packs
1     Don't know
1     Refused
Note: Asked of those who have smoked any cigarettes in the past week (22%)
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2011]



Do You Smoke

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Have you, yourself, smoked any cigarettes in the past week?
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2013]




Did you, yourself, ever smoke cigarettes on a regular basis?
Note: Asked of non-smokers (80%)
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2013]




Have you, yourself, smoked any cigarettes in the past week?
Gallup Poll, [Jul, 2012]



From the Archives


In what way do you think cigarette smoking is harmful?
%
24     Causes cancer
23     Harmful to general well being, health
17     Bad for lungs, bronchial tubes
10     Causes lung cancer
9     Causes death/can kill you/shortens your life
7     Second-hand smoke/bothers those around you
5     Harmful to heart
5     Causes emphysema
4     It's a poison/an irritant/carcinogen
4     Shortens breath/affects breathing
4     Habit forming
3     Stinks
2     Expensive
2     Causes diseases/illnesses
1     Bad for environment
1     Affects you physically
1     Causes respiratory problems
1     Bad influence on kids
1     Impolite
1     Causes throat cancer
1     Causes coughing
1     Yellows teeth/fingers
1     Causes high blood pressure
1     Affects cardiovascular system
*     Causes asthma
*     Gets the best of you
*     Makes one feel run down/dopey
*     Causes allergies
*     Interferes with circulation
*     Causes bad breath
*     Affects weight
*     Hinders appetite
*     Stinks the house
*     Harmful to ulcers
11     Other
2     Everything
1     No opinion
Note: See note
Gallup Poll, [Sep, 1999]




Do you have a smoke detector in your home, or not?
Prevention In America 10, [Nov, 1992]




(I am going to mention a number of restrictions on smoking that have been proposed recently. Please tell me whether you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose each one of these proposals.)... Ban cigarette vending machines in order to make it more difficult for kids to obtain cigarettes.
Sample: National registered voters (see note)
U.S. Voter Attitudes Toward Cigarette Smoking, [Apr, 1993]




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